Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, director, choreographer, filmmaker, and creator of new opera, music-theater works, film, and installations.
Considered one of the most significant and influential creative forces in the performing arts of the past 50 years, she is a pioneer who has received numerous awards and honors, including a Doris Duke Artist Award, a MacArthur “Genius” Award, the National Medal of Arts, and two Guggenheim fellowships.
Meredith has made more than a dozen recordings, and her work has been presented at major venues throughout the world.
A longtime Shambhala Buddhist practitioner, she presents workshops and master classes at several institutions, including Omega, Garrison Institute, and Zen Mountain Monastery, and has co-taught workshops with Acharya Judy Lief and Lanny Harrison both in New York and at Naropa University. In 1999, Meredith performed a vocal offering for the Dalai Lama as part of the World Sacred Music Festival in Los Angeles.